Research Associate/Project Manager (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 12 July 2017
A world class university; lots of opportunities to grow. Had a lot of exposure to great researchers and resources. There are opportunities to interact with people from different professional and cultural backgrounds
A great place to work if you have a good team leader
As with all academic institutions, professors are not trained to be managers
I like being a post-doc, except for the uncertainty
Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 4 July 2017
Every post-doc is different, so this is not really useful, but I'm enjoying my time here. I have a good working relationship with my PI and the other people in the lab, and I get to travel and work on my own projects with considerable freedom.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 June 2017
Very friendly environment; even professors are often not as intimidating as they would seem. Volunteering was an excellent learning opportunity, letting me build on programming experience while contributing to a research project.
Front Desk Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 8 June 2017
Good place to work for students good management. Overall experience was relatively good had a good time working here. Coworkers were inviting, boss was willing to teach and open to listening to employees.
TEACHING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 25 May 2017
This university has provided with the necessary tools to be successful in the workplace with access to state of the art facilities. it was an enjoyable learning facility that allowed me to understand and use the material in an effective way.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 3 May 2017
Fun, structured, lots of work to keep busy, culture was greatly diversified, foreman and lead hands were fantastic and open to improvement opinions. I learned a lot about the different methods of cleaning in a commercial rather than a residential level.
Administrative Receptionist (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 22 April 2017
I loved the people who I worked with. Helpful caring people, great atmosphere, flexible if an issue arose. I learned how the university functions behind the scenes. An amazing opportunity! The hardest part of the job personally was the sitting in one spot, i prefer to be able to move around, and do tasks that involved more of a hands on. Overall very much enjoyed my time at the university.
Lots of learning about the school and different programs
Graduate Researcher (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 8 April 2017
Gaining exposure in laboratory research settings is good experience for R&D and the pros and cons that come along with it. Problem solving, desire to learn and developing technical writing skills area big plus.
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 March 2017
This job was perfect for a student living on campus but is more difficult if you live off campus. The hours were very random and dispersed and I ended up working a lot of hour long shifts. Management was good but sometimes needed to be stricter with employees. A difficult part of the job was the administrative parts you would have to do, but that was just because I had never done anything involving that before.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 5 March 2017
Working in the food services section has been great overall, great staff, decently laid back atmosphere, and great hours. Definitely better for part time casual employees like students than anything else.